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(1961) Written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach. In Reno, Nevada, a depressed divorcèe, Roslyn Tabor (Monroe), and Gay Langland (Gable), an aging ex-cowboy prone to gambling, who survives by rounding up and catching mustangs (which had once been sold as horses for children, but now the only market's selling them to slaughterhouses for the manufacture of dog food). Wallach plays Guido, Langland's pilot partner, and Clift plays Perce Howland, a drifter rodeo rider. The Misfits was the last completed film for both Monroe and Gable, her childhood screen idol. It was not a commercial success at the time of its release, but it has since garnered critical respect for its script and performancesWritten by
Marilyn Monroe had to learn to ride a horse on the set of this film. See more »
The wild horses are captured by throwing a loop around their neck. Yet, when we see one of the horses on the ground, the rope is looped around the neck AND muzzle, to fashion a makeshift halter, revealing that the horse is halter broke. See more »
Young man, do you have the time? I got six clocks in the house and none of them work.
Twenty after nine.
After? It's twenty after, dear. Dahlin'. Five minutes.
What about you?
I'm all set, I just tyin' my sling. The lawyer said nine thirty sharp, dahlin'.
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Opening credits are shown on and around puzzle pieces. See more »
I really liked this movie. To me, it is about living a life because you think you are out of options - too old, too weak, too tired, or too lonely - and then realizing that you don't have to live that way anymore - that you can change, at least your actions.
I found the cast stellar. Gable manages to portray a heart underneath a very hardened exterior of a cowboy beaten down by life in general but determined to go on ("I guess I'll just have to find another way to feel alive").
Monroe makes you want to be her character - tender, caring and brave. But she is also lost in life, as are the others ("I guess all there is is the next thing...").
The Misfits are supposed to refer to the horses, but clearly Miller intends that we see the characters are the true misfits with no place they feel they truly belong and no one they feel they truly belong to.
It is a somber movie with some difficult wild animal scenes, but it is one of those that is going to stay with me. If your life is totally together and you never are lost or lonely, you may not appreciate what this movie has to offer.
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